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Students Safe After Threat At Cooperstown High School

Students Safe

After Gun Threat

At Cooperstown School

COOPERSTOWN – All students are safe and law enforcement is present at Cooperstown Schools after Superintendent William Crankshaw received a tip that a student allegedly had access to a firearm.

“During the early morning hours, I was notified by a community member that a student may have access to a firearm,” he wrote in an email to parents this morning. “Law enforcement was also notified, and conducted an immediate investigation. It was concluded by law enforcement that there was no threat to the School District. This student will not be in attendance today.”

Utica College On Lockdown After “Credible Threat”

Utica College On Lockdown

After Two Threatening Calls

UTICA – Utica College students and staff have been advised to stay in place after the police received what they believe to be a “real, credible threat” of violence on campus.

According to CNY News, two calls came into police threatening to take “some sort of action” at the school’s Gordon Science Center, and the school was put on lockdown. A message went out on the school’s social media advising everyone to stay in place, and police have been going to each building to escort everyone to a secure location. No injuries have been reported and police have not reported any shots fired.

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